Thesis Topics

The first cohort of GLOCAL students, who started in Glasgow in September 2017, are due to graduate this year. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at their graduation ceremony back at the University of Glasgow later in the year.
So now it’s time for us to reveal… the working titles of the first ever GLOCAL dissertations from the first ever GLOCAL students!

We hope all our GLOCAL students enjoy their final semester!


Pathway A (Glasgow-Barcelona-Rotterdam)

Marginalisation, Poverty and Creative Cities: Arts, Science, Innovation and Urban Development
Creative Industries in Emerging Countries: balancing economic growth and inequality
Changing dynamics of the design economy Netherlands since the 1980s
How does cultural policy accommodate for diversity? A comparative study of arts promotion in Dublin and Rotterdam
Cultural Policy in the Time of Neoliberalism: Exploring the Socio-Economic Effects of The European Capital of Culture Programme in Three Cities
Mapping and Analysis of Creative City Networks
Multiculturalism: A Cause or Means to Gentrification
Musiconomics : How Sweden’s global music factory works
Markets and Superdiversity: A case study of Rotterdam
Influence of spaces on communication, collaboration, productivity and well-being
Workforce immigration and the case of Puerto Rican and Cuban immigrants in the US
The Development and Marketing Strategies of Cultural Creative Industries—take Japanese manga and cartoon industries for example


Pathway B: (Glasgow-Barcelona-Göttingen)

Greek Trade Unions’ Perspectives on the European Economic and Social Model, 1985-2009
Female Entrepreneurship in Cambodia – its struggles and potentials
Women Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries: case of Ukraine
Regional Integration in Latin America (Mercosur, Pacific Alliance) with focus on Asia-Pacific region
Fashion Industry as a Creative Industry
Immigrant/minority family businesses in developing economies: a case study of Invesco Ltd (1927 – 2018)
Education Reimagined: the internationalization and marketing strategy of the Khan Academy
The reasons for migration of the Turkish immigrant entrepreneurs to Germany and the Netherlands since 1960s, and evaluation of the entrepreneurship levels represented by Turkish immigrant entrepreneurs in these two economies
Global and local impacts of the Brazilian food system in climate change policies and its effects on international trade
Bengali immigrant entrepreneurs in Brick Lane, London
Syrian refugee entrepreneurship
Transformation of Medellín
Sao Paulo, from a corporate city to a creative city
Pakistani women entrepreneurs in Manchester
Origins of founders in technology startups in Berlin and the companies’ perception of success
Role of companies and NGOs Colombian peacebuilding
Extractive industry and child labour: a case study on Madagascar
The impact of migration experience on business development upon return migration: a case study of Lithuanian return-migrants of the last two decades